Housewares

Coffee & Tea Report: Java Jamboree

Coffee & Tea Report: Java  Jamboree

By David GillCoffee and tea remain on trend with consumers, as evidenced by many of the new products that made their bow during last month’s International Home + Housewares Show. To judge from these new products, sleek and innovative designs that include bright colors, and raising the bar on technology are key directions taken byMore »

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association has designated 36 products for cleaning and organizing the home as 2011 Design Defined Honorees. The companies that received recognition for their products were a.b.m. Canada, ABM Group, Bramli, Brazilian Plastic Institute, Butler Home Products, Casabella, Clear Choice Housewares, Delta Design, Design Ideas, Ecker Enterprise, Elevate Brands, Full Circle, Instabol,More »

Kuhn Rikon Expands Management Team

Kuhn Rikon

NOVATO, Calif.–Kuhn Rikon USA has hired Chelsea Schlunt in the newly created position of managing director, expanding its management team as the company continues to grow its kitchen tools, pressure cookers and specialty cookware business. Schlunt reports to Rudy Keller, president of Kuhn Rikon USA. “We’ve seen tremendous growth over the last few years, soMore »

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

HONG KONG—Net income for TTI, the parent company of the Hoover and Dirt Devil floor-care brands, jumped 51 percent in its 2010 fiscal year, totaling $95 million. A company statement attributed the bottom-line strength to new products, continued expansion geographically and “significant operational efficiencies.” The latter was a key factor in the 13.3 percent increaseMore »

Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show

Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Home + Housewares Show earlier this month registered sold-out status for the first time in three years, according to the International Housewares Association. More than 21,000 buyers attended the show, up 5 percent from last year. In addition, 1,951 exhibitors were present, reflecting a 5 percent increase in space sold over theMore »

Anolon Stars in Cooking Competition Shows

Anolon Stars in Cooking Competition Shows

VALLEJO, Calif.–Meyer Corp.’s Anolon brand will be the cookware, bakeware, cutlery, tools and gadgets used by contestants on two weekly television series: NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” which premiered earlier this month, and Food Network’s second season of “24 Hour Restaurant Battle,” which premieres on April 21. NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant” showcases people vyingMore »

Victorinox Names Rob Sterner Sales SVP

Victorinox Names Rob Sterner Sales SVP

MONROE, Conn.–Cutlery maker Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. has named Rob Sterner senior vice president, sales for the commercial and retail cutlery and Swiss Army knife divisions. In this newly created position, Sterner reports to Rene Stutz, North American president of Victorinox Swiss Army. “Rob will be an integral part of our growth strategy as weMore »

GreenPan Grows Through New Categories, Licensing

GreenPan Grows Through New Categories, Licensing

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-Looking to go beyond ceramic cookware, GreenPan recently merged with Anotech Intl., its major manufacturing partner since the beginning of GreenPan, to now operate as one unified entity called The Cookware Company. With GreenPan’s PFOA-free ceramic cookware, which debuted in the U.S. in 2007, “we were pioneers,” Wim De Veirman, chief executive officer, TheMore »